The Cult of the Leader
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BeschreibungA critical look at the way that business leadership has gone so badly wrong.
Modern business is obsessed with leaders. We talk about leadership all the time, but its real meaning is becoming more and more obscure. Recent corporate crises have shown that all too often, our leaders are missing in action when we need them most. In this groundbreaking and provocative new book, Chris Bones shows how we need to:
* Restore trust and confidence
* Be more realistic about what leaders can and can't do
* Redefine talent
* Revalue experience
* Reconsider remuneration
Introduction: The Gods that Failed.
Part One: The Diagnosis.
1. Practically perfect in every way: The making of the modern leader.
2. Because we're worth it: The rise of the L'Oreal generation.
3. Why didn't we see it coming? The loss of liability, stewardship and owner control.
4. The public gets what the public wants: Values, confi dence, trust and reputation in leadership.
Part Two: The Solutions.
5. The manifesto for a more authentic business.
6. Diamonds on the soles of your shoes: The real war for talent.
7. Moving from warm gestures to cold showers: A reframing of executive reward.
8. Less is more: The future of leadership and its development in organizations.
Conclusion: The importance of being earnest. The price of the cult and the value of leadership.
PortraitChristopher Bones is Professor of Creativity and Leadership at Manchester Business School. He is also Dean Emeritus of Henley Business School. In the course of his 22 year career in business, he has worked at companies including Cadbury Schweppes, Shell and Diageo. He is also a highly-regarded public commentator on leadership, management and HR. He is the author of one previous book The Self-Reliant Manager.
Pressestimmen'...explains how to build a structure without over-complicating it... a must for those trying to build an organization that works.' (Management Today, January 2011).
'...flawed thinking about the importance of top management talent is brilliantly exposed by Christopher Bones.' (Director.co.uk, February 2011).
"excellent book... It is as telling as it is timely." (Director, February 2011).
'Bones combines his dry humour with practical advice.' (HR Magazine, April 2011).
'...wonderfully forthright book .' (Peoplemanagement.co.uk, May 2011).
Untertitel: A Manifesto for More Authentic Business. Illustrations. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2011
Seitenanzahl: 296 Seiten